Letters

Editors and their priorities about libel and fraud

BMJ 2004; 328 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.328.7433.230-a (Published 22 January 2004) Cite this as: BMJ 2004;328:230

External checks must be imposed to protect the public

  1. Peter Wilmshurst (peter.wilmshurst@rsh.nhs.uk), consultant cardiologist
  1. Royal Shrewsbury Hospital, Shrewsbury, Shropshire SY3 8XQ

    EDITOR—With reference to Ferriman's article on editors' priorities,1 an inspectorate with authority to undertake random checks on research is needed because there is no adequate means to detect and deter research fraud. Academic institutions and hospitals have repeatedly failed to deal with misconduct.2 3 Some have even turned a …

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